Giving Back To The Community

On Aug 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast of the United States with winds in excess of 170 miles per hour. 1,833 people died. Most of the media focused on the New Orleans area; however the worst property damage occurred in coastal areas such as Mississippi beach front towns with storm surge reaching as far as 12 miles inland. In November, three months after Katrina, a disaster team from First Baptist Church Bonita Springs, FL headed to Biloxi MS to help a small church by the name of East Howard Baptist church rebuild.

We also blessed the community with 1,000 Thanksgiving meals . The mission of East Howard Baptist Church is to help the down and out in their community. Structurally their building was still sound, but heavily damaged from the storm surge. I was asked by our team leader if I would install security film on the church windows. My film supplier, Solar Gard, graciously donated 1,000 square feet of 8mil security film. My son RJ, Ian Motes, a longtime family friend, and myself spent the week handing out meals, organizing games and activities for neighborhood children, and installing security film on the windows of the church. I was very encouraged seeing people from all over America coming to help other Americans in their time of need. It was an exhausting but very rewarding time. I am grateful to be associated with a company that willingly gives in times of need. I am also thankful for the opportunity that I had to give back!


  • Heaven Scent Flowers

    Rick had originally installed the film on our building over 20 years ago and it was more than past time to have them replaced.  I called him on Monday and he promptly came over to discuss all the ...

    Susie Sayger